Helen Szoke AO

Equity and Inclusion Adviser

Dr Helen Szoke has had a career spanning community, health, education, regulation and international development. She is a strong advocate for human rights and has extensive experience in management, advocacy and public presentations. She is a non-executive Director, currently sitting on the Council of the University of Melbourne, the Board of Life Without Barriers and is an independent member of the Judicial Commission of Victoria. Helen is also the Lead Reviewer into a Review of Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts. She is the inaugural Chair of You Matter, an independent charity supporting women who are relocated following domestic violence.

"Australia needs an urgent response to the challenges of Climate Change. The work of the Climate Ready Initiative will be critical to bring together sectors, deal with complexity but most importantly deliver real results to address the impact of climate change."